Mississippi State Department of Health

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)


The goal of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is to improve the health outcomes of mothers and infants by collecting information on a select number of women who have given birth in the state of Mississippi.

Using confidential surveys of women who have had a recent live birth, PRAMS identifies and monitors selected maternal experiences and behaviors that occur before, during, and shortly after pregnancy that may have affected the health of their baby. With this information, the program seeks to eliminate adverse birth outcomes such as low birth weight, infant morbidity and mortality, and maternal morbidity.

Program Focus

Reports and Data

Data Request

PRAMS data is available by request for use by the public and professionals. Please submit a data request with details.


For more information, contact:

Brenda Hughes, MPPA
PRAMS Program Manager
Office of Health Data and Research
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39215

Links referenced on this page
More about the PRAMS program    http://www.cdc.gov/prams/
Request PRAMS data    https://apps.msdh.ms.gov/DataRequestEntry/requestform
brenda.hughes@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:brenda.hughes@msdh.ms.gov

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